Lilongwe — Norwegian Ambassador to Malawi, Kikkan Haugen has challenged political parties in the country to provide conducive environment for women participation in decision making positions.
He was speaking Monday during a 50-50 Campaign Media Interaction at Sunbird Capital Hotel in Lilongwe.
Haugen said once political parties adhere to this it would help to promote the 50-50 women campaign as championed by The 50-50 Campaign Management Agency.
He pointed out there is need to increase women's political participation leading up to the elections in May next year.
"There is a challenge in Malawi because there are low levels of political participation of women in decision making; for instance less than 17 percent of Members of Parliament are women," the Ambassador said.
He appealed to youth movements of various political parties to avoid intimidating women during political party campaigns.
"It is only unfair in a country where women population is more than that of men to have fewer women in decision making positions."
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